A case for the smart alarm

On average, people sleep around 7 hours a night. But according to our research, it differs a lot with the location. For example, people around the equator tend to sleep less – up to 30 minutes less than the average American! Summary Using smart alarm has a positive effect on the morning mood About 30% […]

Snoring: an apology for the pathology

Everyone will snore a little now and then. But how much can be considered normal? We ran an analysis over 2.5 million nights of snorers and found 3 basic types of snoring behaviour. We’ve also statistically confirmed the common knowledge that alcohol worsens your snoring – and that physical activity will help. Summary 3 types […]

Introducing chronotype detection

For some reason, the western civilization favors morning people with its predominant 9-to-5 job schedule. A portion of people is okay with that, a portion is extremely happy about it, and then, well, there’s the night owl. When we started our big SleepCloud study1 last year, one of the first things we wanted to find […]

SONAR: Revolutionary contactless sleep tracking

Introducing a new way of sleep tracking using ultrasonic waves. Have you been interested in monitoring your sleep, only to be repelled by the fact that you need a phone in your bed? Or an expensive hardware? Sleep tracking has been known as a notoriously uncomfortable process, where you worry about hot phones under your […]

How do we sleep post-brexit?

Do politics get on your nerves? Or are you the type who cannot be bothered by just another corruption affair or election campaign? Turns out that a lot of people are so concerned with political events that it affects the way they sleep. Scientists from National Institute of Mental Health turned their attention to United Kingdom leaving […]

Samsung Gear integration: current state

UPDATE 20161104: The Gear S2 addon is back on the Gear store. Find it under name Sleep as Android – Native Gear Companion. Also make sure to install Sleep as Android – Gear Addon on your phone. UPDATE 20160919: Samsung has instructed us how to solve the issues. We have to rewrite the watch app from […]

SleepCloud study

“Do early birds and night owls really exist? Will you sleep better if you jump to bed before midnight? How much snoring is too much? How much sleep do we need? Does it really help to have a smart alarm that wakes you up in the light sleep phase?” There is too much unknown about the […]

How to fight jet lag?

What is jet lag? Jet lag, or timezone syndrome, is an extremely unpleasant consequence of traveling to a different time zone. You feel dizzy, exhausted, also your bowels may complain a little bit. Why is that? After all, you just sat on a plane, you weren’t doing anything exhaustive. But your body thinks otherwise. Your […]